City Council, District 3
As a Council Member, one of my most important roles is to be a good steward of tax-payer dollars. During my time on Council we have raised the homestead tax exemption, increased the senior tax exemption and this year passed the lowest tax increase our city has seen in years all while expanding services and addressing issues like homelessness. We were able to accomplish these things because we understand that raising taxes is not the only way to pay for services. Federal grants, creating new revenue streams, public-private partnerships, and moving departments towards enterprise funding are all examples of how our city is getting creative in order to make Austin Affordable.